Ten years ago, Conscious Capitalism was not taken seriously by mainstream businesses. One year ago, we were gaining traction with the BlackRock, the Business Roundtable, and World Economic Forum all adopting our principles. Then COVID hit, and the media called it an "Acid Test" for our principles, predicting that businesses would jettison them to survive. Instead, more businesses are coming to our movement now than ever before. The future of the Conscious Capitalism movement is brighter than ever before.
Join Alexander McCobin, CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. and Curtis Hite, CEO of Improving and a board member of CCI, to discuss the implications of these changes and what the future looks like for businesses and the Conscious Capitalism movement.
Alexander McCobin, CEO of Conscious Capitalism Inc
Alexander has been the CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. since 2017, after serving as Co-CEO starting in 2016.
Alexander holds a BA in philosophy and economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a MA in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MA in philosophy from Georgetown University.
In his youth, Alexander’s entrepreneurial drive led him to start and run several businesses, both for profit and nonprofit. During college, though, he didn’t see business as a way to change the world, he thought the way to do that was through academia. So he began a PhD program in Philosophy at Georgetown University. As he began to work on a dissertation regarding corporate moral responsibility, he attended the first Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference in 2013, where he was inspired by business leaders dedicated to changing the world. Within a year, he left Georgetown without the PhD and dedicated himself to running one of the businesses he had started during undergrad. Before he joined CCI’s staff, he turned that organization into a multimillion dollar operation.
In his spare time, Alexander likes to read, hike, run, dive, kayak, and cook. He feels most at home when he’s in the Pennsylvania mountains and the California coast.
Curtis Hite, CEO of Improving and Board Member of Conscious Capitalism Inc.
Curtis A. Hite, CEO and Chairman of Improving, graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 with a B.S. and M.S. in computer science. In early 2007, Curtis was one of several leaders who established the Blue Ocean Group, which acquired a small training company called Improving Enterprises and adopted the Improving name.
Since then, Improving has been recognized by the Inc 500/5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States for 9 consecutive years. Furthermore, the company has received more than 30 recognitions as one of the best place work in the US by Inc Magazine, Columbus Business First, Texas Monthly, and the Minneapolis Business Journal. In addition, Curtis was a founding member of the North Texas Chapter of YPO in 2003 and also a member of the Columbus Chapter since 2015.
In 2007 Curtis was honored by the Department of Computer Science as a CSE Distinguished Former Student and later in 2013 he received the inaugural Outstanding Early Professional Achievement Alumni Honor Award from the Dwight Look College of Engineering.